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by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: uses for a bread bag
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Sassinak wrote:... An assortment of bags and your lambs will have their names written on their sides for identification as well eg. Hovis and toastie
Ha ha! Love it!
by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: got feed back on kettle save energy thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 4852

If you go to this page of the Redbush tea website and fill in a form you will get a free sample of Redbush tea (very nice), and if you leave a comment you will be entered into a draw to win a rather spiffy looking teapot. Of course, for my comment I requested that they add advice to their packaging ...
by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: eco balls
Replies: 13
Views: 6371

It has been suggested to me that these are a con and no different from washing your clothes in plain water. If so, I find my clothes are plenty clean with the balls so maybe I will just use plain water from now on. As I type, I am conducting a highly scientific controlled double-blind randomised exp...
by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Pumkins
Replies: 27
Views: 7360

Some good advice so far. Also be aware they take up a lot of space. Not a crop to try if you've only a small area. They're also tea-leaf magnets if you're in that kind of area. I think WelshGirl's dad lost one last year.
by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: pumpkin storage and processing
Replies: 9
Views: 2632

That's exactly what I did - stored it in a cool vermin-free place for three months then cut it, used some fresh and froze the rest as puree.

You could make chutney or jam or wine I suppose, or it might bottle.
by Chickpea
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Bring back the Goodlife - and other Television and Radio related things
Topic: Ray mears Wild Foods
Replies: 34
Views: 13147

I know, Shirlz. My lovely Mr Pea had set it record for me, so I got to watch it after all. Isn't he a love? I didn't understand why all those women were wearing wooly hats and several layers of warm clothing. They can't have been cold. Ray and his mate were in shorts and shirtsleeves and looked stic...
by Chickpea
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: black bin bags
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Once I have separated my recyclables and compostables I am mostly left with plastic waste. So now I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic I bring into the house so I don't have to dispose of it. But it is remarkably difficult to do.
by Chickpea
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: unique animal bedding
Replies: 7
Views: 2098

It looks like a good scheme. I make my own recycled chicken bedding from shredded paper. However I only have 2 chickens. I don't think I could generate enough shredded paper to bed a pony or anything bigger.
by Chickpea
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 122486

I also have head that turnips defeat couch grass. And then again I've heard someone say it's a load of rubbish, they tried it and the couch grass drove its roots straight through the turnips and laughed like this "Ha! Ha! Ha! I laugh at your turnips!" which I can believe. Right now my plan is to dig...
by Chickpea
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: And the award for political plonker goes to...
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

e) He was talking to the farming conference at Oxford, by any chance?
by Chickpea
Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: er... non-raised beds
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

I agree. I found the term "raised beds" confusing for a long time as I assumed it meant builing walls 2' high and filling them with earth. I didn't want to do that so I just did my own thing and then later realised I had created a raised bed system all unknowing.
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: ginger and lemon wine
Replies: 52
Views: 21718

You can't buy wine making supplies in France? That's just weird.
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: are shreded documents recycled in normal paper bin ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

I suppose different councils have different requirements, so you should really check. But in general I'd say yes, put them in the recycling bin. That's what I would do, if I didn't put them on the compost heap or use them for chicken bedding.
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Turkeys for xmas 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

That's spooky - I was watching Chicken Little today as well.

It's rubbish, isn't it?
by Chickpea
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Turkeys for xmas 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

It would have cost £55 for a goose in our local farm shop butchers. My sister said "Flipping heck! It's be cheaper to buy a live one!". Well, yes. That's sort of the point. How could it possibly be the other way round? The funny thing is you can get two prepared goose breasts for £17, so I rec...